Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

“Employment and young adults with SMHC: Generating well-being and career options”- webinar tomorrow


A SAMHSA sponsored webinar:
Employment and Young Adults with SMHC
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 7:00:00 PM BST - 8:30:00 PM BST

Actual Title of the Webinar: “Employment and young adults with SMHC: Generating well-being and career options”

  1. What’s different about young adults with mental illness
    a. Young adult life
    i. Technology
    ii. Substance abuse and use
    iii. Economic uncertainty and labor markets
    iv. Family formation
    v. Values- tolerance and sensitivity
    b. Systemic issues
    i. Experience of education as adolescents
    ii. “Aging out” process
    iii. Adult system not meeting developmental needs
    c. Individual challenges faced by young adults with SMI
    i. Low self-efficacy
    ii. Incomplete education
    iii. Lack of work experience
    d. First episode v transition mental illness
  2. Employment supports and young adults
    a. Supported employment and related models
    b. Vocational rehabilitation model
    c. Internships
    d. Preferences of young adults
    i. Employment [search] preparation
    ii. Family support
    iii. Education
  3. The necessary and growing role of the employer
    a. Organizational Culture and Framework
    i. Accepting and supporting presence young people with SMI
    ii. Diversity lens
    b. Best practices, egs.,
    i. Supervision
    ii. Staff orientation and training
    iii. Reasonable accommodation framework, assess difficulties with functions not symptoms
    iv. Building young adult resilience and soft skills
    c. Incentives for employers
  4. Special case- peer mentors